The South Africa fly-half laid on a strive for Kurt-Lee Arendse towards Scotland
He is probably not the most effective off the tee, however it was an outrageous Manie Libbok kick from open play towards Scotland that left onlookers shocked. In a great way.
The Springbok fly-half unleashed arguably among the finest bits of talent the World Cup has ever seen with an outrageous no-look cross-field kick that fell completely into the fingers of the onrushing Kurt-Lee Arendse who dotted down to attain.
South Africa had been taking part in with a penalty benefit after Scotland scrum-half Ben White had been caught straying offside by Australian referee Angus Gardner, and Libbok took full benefit of the possibility to strive one thing as his pinpoint kick discovered his team-mate in area on the best wing.
Libbok’s struggles off the tee had been ended when scrum-half Faf de Klerk took over the kicking duties. The No 9 duly slotting a superb touchline conversion after Arendse scored proper within the nook.
The strive completely encapsulated how South Africa got here flying out of the blocks after half-time. They dominated territory within the first 40 however Scotland completed on a excessive after profitable an emphatic scrum penalty on the cusp of the break.
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Finn Russell duly transformed to slim the hole to simply 6-3 on the interval in Marseille. South Africa centre Jesse Kriel was maybe nonetheless fortunate to be on the sphere after an early head-on-head conflict with Jack Dempsey went unseen and unpunished by the match officers.
Former Scotland captain turned ITV pundit John Barclay was adamant the offence, which happened within the second minute in an identical method to the crimson proven to England flanker Tom Curry towards Argentina, warranted a sending off throughout his half-time evaluation.
Tries from Pieter-Steph du Toit and Arendse helped put the Springboks within the driving seat, establishing an 18-3 lead in a bruising Pool B conflict.